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Live in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

Great for families looking for larger homes and lots of space!

Scenic photo of Glen Arbour Golf Course
Picturesque Glen Arbour Golf Course - Photo:

Located in District 13 of HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality), Hammonds Plains is a community of residential neighbourhoods, coastal villages, and vibrant rural communities. Its population of almost 30,000 residents live within the community's 30 sq/km area.*

For hundreds of years before the founding of Halifax, the lands encompassing the Hammonds Plains area were occupied by a small group of Mi’Kmaq First Nations peoples, who used the region as their traditional residence and hunting grounds. Winter encampments were located in the area of Pockwock Lake, with summer treks to Bedford Basin to set up summer camp a yearly routine.**

Since the 1960s, Hammonds Plains-St. Margaret’s has become a major destination with the formation of many large subdivisions with over 30 km of pristine walking trails from Hubbards to Hubley, renowned sailing, a premier golf club, and one of Canada’s top tourism features – Peggy’s Cove.

The late 20th century brought tremendous growth to the community with the establishment of new subdivisions, such as Highland Park, Kingswood, Glen Arbor, Blue Mountain, White Hills, Maplewood and Waterstone. The growth brought with it increased traffic, new restaurants, a world class golf course at Glen Arbour and community baseball fields. Two new schools opened as Madeline Symonds Middle School and Kingswood Elementary were added to the community education landscape. Many folks from outside the community also visit the area for recreation uses as Hatfield Farms and the Atlantic Splash Pad offer unique opportunities for young and old alike. Today the Hammonds Plains area is considered a prosperous suburban community that continues to change and evolve.

So, what makes Hammonds Plains a good place to live? Here are a few reasons if you're considering buying a home in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia:

  1. Typically, there's more space for you and your 'stuff' (properties are often on larger plots of land with space in between. Plus, there's a lot of green space!

  2. Close proximity to neighbouring communities including Peggy's Cove, Bedford, Dartmouth, Fall River, and Halifax.

  3. Easy and quick access to highways 102 and 103 (which provide access to several of the communities listed in #2.

  4. Shopping, groceries, gas, things to do in Hammonds Plains, and more, all within minutes by vehicle.

  5. Schools to match every step of your child's or children's life stage including Hammonds Plains Consolidated Elementary, Kingswood Elementary, Madeline Symonds Middle School, Birch Hills Academy, Sandy Lake Academy, Charles P. Allen High School, Five Bridges Jr. High, Bedford South School, and more.

  6. It's home to one of the area's best golf courses, Glen Arbour Golf Course.

  7. There are several subdivisions from which to search for your perfect home including Voyageur Lakes, Glen Arbour, Waterstone Village, Kingswood North, and more.

  8. Need daycare in Hammonds Plains? Check out kids & Company, Willowbrae Academy, Creative Kids Education Centre, and more.

  9. Smaller, coastal communities such as Queensland, Boutiliers Point, Seabright and Hackett's Cove, are nearby.

If you are thinking of moving to or, within Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, please contact the Berrigan Devoe Real Estate Group. It would be our pleasure to help you find your perfect home or help you sell your current home.

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